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1972-1990 ASTON MARTIN V8 specifications

1972-1990 ASTON MARTIN V8 specifications Classic and Performance Car

If the 1960s was Aston’s golden era, the 1970s saw the glow fade. David Brown sold the firm in 1972, resulting in the DB initials being dropped and the V8’s front end being restyled with single lights, a smaller grille and a few more curves. The engine’s troublesome fuel injection was soon dropped in favour of four Weber carbs, plus a gaping bonnet scoop to clear them. A lack of cash meant the V8 would have a long existence; with many detail changes and updates, it survived until 1990, an unprecedented lifespan for a top-flight luxury sportscar.

Production

  • Production:
    2012
  • Price (excellent)
    £70,000
  • Price (good):
    £50,000
  • Price (average):
    £30,000
  • Price (project):
    £20,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    7.2secs
  • Top speed:
    146.0mph
  • Power:
    320.0bhp
  • Torque:
    360.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    14.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, double wishbone, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    de Dion axle, Watt linkage, coil spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual/Three-speed automatic

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4623mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2610mm
  • Width:
    1829mm
  • Height:
    1327mm
  • Weight:
    1814kgs

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